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FILM3006: Cinematic Ecologies

This unit explores cinema's engagement with earth's ecologies, from its environmental impacts as a resource-intensive industry, to its capacity to shape human perceptions and relations to the more-than-human world. From the ocean waves and fluttering leaves that captivated early film audiences, to contemporary representations of ecological collapse, this unit tests film's capacity to transform the centrality of 'the human', and to activate non-anthropocentric approaches to ecological renewal. A range of critical approaches to film, including ecocriticism, animal studies and posthumanism, will be used to illuminate diverse moving-image case studies.

Code FILM3006
Academic unit Film Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12cp at 2000 level in Film Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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